A member asked me why I became exclusive since I had a very small portfolio. I told her that I made a blind jump. I was selling pictures on XX Photo and XX Stock when I began selling images three months ago. I was thinking just like a lot of people that the more websites you were on, the more chances you had to sell your images. But the other websites took forever to approve my images. So slow that I finally gave them up. XX Photo only allowed me to upload about 14 images a week. Man! I could only upload two images a day. That would take my whole life to build a big portfolio there. Plus, I was not selling more there. And I did not get that many views on my images either. XX Stock was even worse. I guessed my images were not that good! Or they have too many good ones. SX Stock even failed my application after checking my 10 images. And I was allowed to reapply again in a month. Wow! they are really strict.
Now let's talk about the good things of Dreamstime.
Firstly, DT allowed me to submit as many as I wanted for the first two weeks or so. They treated every body very fair at the beginning. Logic, I got a lot a rejections and wasted the unlimited right. But I just felt good for being treated like a real member.
Secondly, DT approved my images much faster than any other websites. I think it happens to every one the same way. So I got chances to expose my images before they got cold. Imagine right now I am still submitting Christmas pictures and they are approved fast, especially for Editorial images, within 3 to 4 days, they are approved and sold!!! Don't you feel good about that? I do! sometimes I submitted some editorial images at night and when I woke up in the morning, they were approved and online! Hey, that is really called DREAMS TIME! It happened when I was dreaming!
Thirdly, DT treats every image online fairly. Every image is on the first level when it is approved. You get a fair shot to be in the front of the pages. Logic, if you don't get sales for a long time, then you can not complain.
Fourthly, DT's Management area is so much better than the other websites. So much easier to use. It functions better too. That is called "good management".
Fifthly, DT's community is the best! You can write, learn and make friends here!
In conclusion, to be exclusive is good for beginners. You can build your portfolio much faster here. You can earn 20 cents per approved image without even selling!!!! That just make you feel good!! You don't get many sales at the first months. That reward is just powerful! That make you feel so much better for your images and work. You don't feel like wasting all the time for nothing. The more images were approved, the bigger revenue you got. That little changes every day just keep me alive. I don't know about you. Maybe you can tell me more! Tell me if I was wrong, please!